Definition of mal- combining form from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



 combining form
combining form
BrE BrE//mæl//
; NAmE NAmE//mæl//
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(in nouns, verbs and adjectives) bad or badly; not correct or correctly malpractice malodorous malfunction Word Originfrom French mal, from Latin male ‘badly’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mal-